A mandate is a mandate or am I missing something? The Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank, and Mitt Romney have both supported healthcare mandates in the past. Now both are saying that the mandate in Obamacare is different from what they proposed. What is the difference? In order to work, everyone must be covered so that the risks are spread between the ill and the healthy. If only the ill or those prone to illness purchase insurance, the rates will be too high for many of us to afford. Premiums from the healthy are required to make the system function. And the healthy can be struck with accident or illness at any time. Then it will too late to purchase healthcare insurance. Just try to buy auto insurance after you have had an accident or a vehicle stolen.
- Krugman: Success of Heath Reform Means Not Believing The Lies (alan.com)
- Republicans created the healthcare mandate; Obama wins if the Supreme Court throws it out! (thehill.com)
- Mandate was a Conservative Ideal until Obama did it (timothymichaellaw.com)
- Why Romney Can’t Beat Obama (citizentom.com)